Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000, 3rd Edition

By P. Adams Sitney

Critics hailed earlier versions of Visionary Film because the so much whole paintings written at the intriguing, usually confusing, and consistently debatable style of yank avant-garde movie. This ebook has remained the normal textual content on American avant-garde movie because the booklet of its first variation in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once more revised and up-to-date this vintage paintings, restoring a bankruptcy at the movies of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his dialogue of the primary genres and significant filmmakers as much as the 12 months 2000.

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Identities in Motion: Asian American Film and Video

By Peter X Feng

This cutting edge publication exhibits how Asian American filmmakers and videomakers body and are framed by means of history—how they outline and are outlined via cinematic projections of Asian American identification. Combining shut readings of flicks and movies, subtle cultural analyses, and special construction histories that show the advanced forces at play within the making and dispensing of those videos, Identities in Motion bargains an illuminating interpretative framework for assessing the intense variety of Asian American motion pictures produced in North America.
Peter X Feng considers quite a lot of works—from genres akin to detective motion pictures to romantic comedies to ethnographic motion pictures, documentaries, avant-garde video clips, newsreels, travelogues, or even domestic video clips. Feng starts by way of interpreting videos approximately 3 the most important moments that outlined the yankee kingdom and the jobs of Asian americans inside it: the arriving of chinese language and eastern girls within the American West and Hawai’i; the incorporation of the Philippines into the U.S. empire; and the internment of jap americans in the course of global conflict II. In next chapters Feng discusses cinematic depictions of ideological conflicts between Asian americans and of the complicated forces that compel migration, extending his nuanced research of the intersections of sexuality, ethnicity, and nationalist events.
Identities in Motion illuminates the fluidity of Asian American identities, expressing the variety and complexity of Asian Americans—including Filipinos, Indonesians, chinese language, eastern, Vietnamese, Laotians, Indians, and Koreans—from the 19th to the twenty-first century.

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Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

The background of technological know-how fiction movie now spans greater than a hundred years, in which time greater than 1,000 technological know-how fiction movies of varied varieties were made. starting with the paintings of pioneering French filmmaker Georges MZli_s on the sunrise of the twentieth century and relocating via such silent movies as Fritz Lang's vintage city, technology fiction movie has had a protracted and eventful historical past that has taken it in lots of instructions yet that has moved the style inexorably ahead right into a popular position on the middle of the movie within the works of big-budget hitmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay. The old Dictionary of technology Fiction Cinema offers extensive assurance of the folks, movies, businesses, thoughts, topics, and subgenres that experience made technological know-how fiction cinema any such important a part of international cinema. this can be performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries. This quantity is designed to be obtainable and enlightening to fanatics of the style who easily need to know extra in regards to the movies they so get pleasure from.

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England's Secret Weapon: The Wartime Films of Sherlock Holmes

By Amanda J. Field

England's mystery Weapon examines the way in which Hollywood used Sherlock Holmes in a sequence of fourteen motion pictures that spanned the years of global warfare II in Europe, from The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939 to Dressed to Kill in 1946. Basil Rathbone's portrayal of Holmes has prompted each actor who has accordingly performed this renowned personality on movie, television, level and radio, but the movie sequence has, formerly, been overlooked when it comes to exact serious research.

The e-book appears on the movies themselves together with their historic context. even though the 1st motion pictures have been set within the detective's 'true' Victorian interval, Holmes used to be then 'updated' and recruited to struggle the Nazis. He got here to symbolize the suitable face of britain for the americans - the only guy who can be relied upon to make sure an Allied victory.

Enthusiasm for a Nazi-fighting Holmes quickly waned, and the sequence moved first into ghost-and-ghouls chillers, and at last into visceral horror movies within which Professor Moriarty, Holmes' outdated enemy, have been changed through a brand new breed of villain - a dangerous woman. England's mystery Weapon examines the best way the studio urged a cautious direction among modernising the detective and ensuring he was once nonetheless recognisable because the 'old Holmes' - in outfits, destinations and behavior.

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Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies

By Dominique Mainon

From the femme fatale of the early cinema to her post-feminist rebirth, this lavishly illustrated ebook and complete consultant strains the heritage of those dangerously eye-catching, manipulative, and determined deadly girls. Femme Fatale surveys the historical past of the femme fatale in international cinema, with greater than three hundred pictures attesting to the ability of those mysterious girls. The booklet starts off with the silent interval and its vamps, like Theda Bara, Pola Negri, Clara Bow, and Bebe Daniels, then strikes directly to the Pre-Code sound interval of yank motion pictures, which, exhibiting liberated attitudes towards intercourse and girls, featured actresses like Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, and Greta Garbo. the tale keeps with the noir Forties, whilst the femme fatale turned actually deadly - together with actresses like Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Barbara Stanwyck. within the repressive Nineteen Fifties, the overseas femme fatale took the fore - Brigitte Bardot, Maria Felix, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg, and so forth. ultimately, the authors flip to the innovative post-feminist sleek interval, with an array of deadly women from world wide, like Pam Grier, Salma Hayek, Gong Li, Angelina Jolie, and Sharon Stone.

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Theorizing Art Cinemas: Foreign, Cult, Avant-Garde, and Beyond

By David Andrews

The time period “art cinema” has been utilized to many cinematic initiatives, together with the film d’art move, the postwar avant-gardes, numerous Asian new waves, the hot Hollywood, and American indie movies, yet previously not anyone has really outlined what “art cinema” is. Turning the conventional, intellectual concept of paintings cinema on its head, Theorizing paintings Cinemas takes a versatile, inclusive procedure that perspectives paintings cinema as a predictable approach of valuing video clips as “art” movies—an task that has happened throughout movie historical past and throughout movie subcultures—rather than as a standard style within the experience of a special set of varieties or a closed ancient interval or movement.

David Andrews opens with a background of the artwork cinema “super-genre” from the early days of silent video clips to the postwar ecu invasion that introduced Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and the recent German Cinema to the leading edge and resulted in the improvement of auteur thought. He then discusses the mechanics of artwork cinema, from paintings homes, movie gala's, and the educational self-discipline of movie stories, to the audiences and distribution structures for artwork cinema as a complete. This wide-ranging technique permits Andrews to enhance a conception that encompasses either the low and high ends of artwork cinema in all of its assorted facets, together with global cinema, avant-garde movies, experimental movies, and cult cinema. All of those paintings cinemas, in accordance with Andrews, percentage an emphasis on caliber, authorship, and anticommercialism, even if the movie in query is movie competition favourite or a middle of the night movie.

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The Alienated War Veteran in Film and Literature

By Emmett Early

The veterans' tradition in postwar eras from global warfare I to the current is tested during this ebook, with particular realization to the old occasions of every period as they impact veterans, and the literature and flicks produced approximately veterans and through veterans. The purpose is to spotlight the reciprocal interactions one of the impacts of the warfare, the veterans, and the tradition. the typical alienation of the veterans of overseas wars is carefully explored. movies and literary works that includes struggle veterans of every period are tested intimately for his or her numerous perspectives of alienation. Homer's Odyssey, myths, fairy stories, smooth novels, memoirs, and brief tales are all mentioned with an emphasis on detailing what's universal and anticipated with returning veterans, and what's exact for every postwar period.

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Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

By Carolyn Jess-Cooke

The movie sequel has been maligned in pop culture as a vampirish corporative workout in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon a variety of examples from early cinema to the twenty-first century, this quantity finds the expanding approval for, and experimentation with, movie sequels as a significant dynamic of Hollywood cinema. Now creeping into international cinemas and autonomous movie gala's, the sequel is over and over hired as a car for cross-cultural discussion and as a constitution in which stories and cultural narratives might be circulated throughout geographical and ancient destinations. This publication goals to account for a number of the significant serious contexts in which sequelisation operates by means of exploring sequel creation past field place of work figures. Its account levels from sequels in fresh mainstream cinema, art-house and 'indie' sequels, non-Hollywood sequels, the results of the family industry on sequelisation, and the effect of the game on Hollywood.

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Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society

By Richard Dyer

Richard Dyer's vintage examine of motion picture stars and stardom has been up to date, with a brand new creation via the writer discussing the increase of superstar tradition and advancements within the research of stars due to the fact that booklet of the 1st version in 1986.

Dyer's illuminating examine is predicated round case experiences of 3 significant stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland. He attracts on a variety of resources, together with the movies during which every one megastar seemed, to demonstrate how every one star's character used to be developed, and is going directly to study every one in the context of specific concerns in fan tradition and stardom.

Students of movie and cultural stories will locate this a useful a part of there path reading.

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Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in His Films

By Christine Lee Gengaro

The musical rankings of Stanley Kubrick’s motion pictures are usually praised as being cutting edge and forward-looking. regardless of taking part in such a huge half in his productions, in spite of the fact that, the ways that Kubrick used track to nice impact remains to be slightly mysterious to many audience. even if a few audience could be aware of a bit concerning the song in 2001 or A Clockwork Orange, few are conscious of the details in the back of the song in Kubrick's different films.

In Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The track in His Films, Christine Lee Gengaro offers an in-depth exploration of the song that used to be composed for Kubrick’s movies and areas the pre-existent track he applied into old context. Gengaro discusses the song in each paintings, from Kubrick’s first movies, together with the documentary shorts The Flying Padre and Day of the Fight, through all of his function motion pictures, from Fear and wish to Eyes extensive Shut. No movie is disregarded; no cue is ignored.

Besides heavily interpreting the rankings composed through Gerald Fried for Kubrick’s early works, Gengaro can pay specific recognition to 5 of the director’s so much provocative and acclaimed films—2001: an area Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Eyes broad Shut. for every movie, she engages the reader via explaining how the track was once excerpted (and replaced, in a few cases), and the way the historic evidence a couple of musical piece upload layers of meaning—sometimes unintended—to the films.

Meant for movie fans, track fans, and students, Listening to Stanley Kubrick is a completely researched exam into the musical components of 1 of cinema’s such a lot wonderful artists. applicable for a cinema experiences or tune school room, this quantity also will attract any fan of Kubrick’s films.

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